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City of Gardiner, ME

Hampered by a plethora of abandoned Brownfields sites, the city of Gardiner turned to Ransom to establish funding approaches and focused assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment strategies.

Two centuries of industrial use along the Cobbossee Stream and Kennebec River left behind a legacy of asbestos in abandoned buildings and heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and petroleum in soil and groundwater.

Ransom led public engagement as the community decided how the redeveloped Brownfields sites would best serve the community. Along with state and federal regulators and leading public engagement, Ransom provided the technical expertise to assist our client in navigating the Brownfields process.

As part of Gardiner’s downtown redevelopment plan, the successful remediation has led to the recent development of an 8,000 square foot medical office building as well as mixed-used development and recreational trails.

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